What exactly is the U.S. government’s role in health care and how might it change under health reform? What are the implications of slowing the rate of growth in Medicare spending and what would the impact be on beneficiaries? How do the issues involved in end-of-life care really look to the people and providers who live it?

These issues were discussed at a Health Affairs briefing titled “Fact Versus Fiction: Key Issues in Health Reform,” held August 20 at the National Press Club. Video and audio of the briefing and speaker presentations are available on the Health Affairs Web site, as is a special Health Policy Brief examining the issues discussed at the briefing.